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A rare injury in collegiate athletics is the Lisfranc fracture-dislocation of the foot. This case study will give team physicians and athletic trainers an idea of what to look for in this type of injury. It will be shown how an 18-year-old college football player received the injury, how it was evaluated by the sports medicine staff, and how it was surgically treated by the team physician. Finally, the athlete's rehabilitation will be summarized and the time frame during which full activities were started again will be outlined. This case study will give sports medicine specialists a better understanding of the Lisfranc topic and how to deal with it.
Keith M. Gorse and Graham Johnstone are with the Athletic Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Jennifer Cruse is with Allentown Sports Medicine, 2724 Elm Court, Allentown, PA 18104.